Sheridan W. Johns

Sheridan W. Johns

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

External Address: 
212 Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
Phone: 
(919) 660-7051

Professor Emeritus of Political Science is an Africanist who also teaches in the areas of comparative politics and international resource politics. He taught at Northwestern, Brandeis, and the University of Zambia before coming to Duke. In 1978-79 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague; in 1983 and 1985 he was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe; in 1993 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Southern African Research Program at Yale University; in 1994 he was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. He is the co-editor of Mining for Development in the Third World; Mandela, Tambo and the African National Congress, and is the author of From Protest to Hope, 1882-1934 (Volume I of From Protest to Challenge; A Documentary Survey of African Politics in South Africa), and Raising the Red Flag: The International Socialist League and the Communist Party of South Africa, 1914-1932, as well as of journal articles and book chapters dealing with African politics.

Education

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1965

Johns, S. W. Raising the Red Flag: The International Socialist League and the Communist Party of South Africa, 1914-1932. History and Literature Series, Mayibuye Center, University of the Western Cape, Bellville (South Africa), 1995.

Johns, S. W. Mandela, Tambo and the African National Congress: The Struggle Against Apartheid 1948-1990: A Documentary Survey. Edited by S. W. Johns and R Hunt Davis, Oxford University Press: New York, 1991.

Johns, S. W. Mining for Development in the Third World: Multinational Corporations, State Enterprises and the International Economy. Edited by S. W. Johns and S. Sideri, Pergamon Press, New York, 1980.

Johns, S. W. The Good Fight. Edited by Sheridan W. Johns and G. M. Carter, Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, 1965.

Johns, S. W. “"To Russia via South Africa: The Experiences of an American Scholar".” Russia in the Contemporary World, edited by Apollon Davison and Irina Filatova, Cape Town: Centre for Russian Studies, University of Cape Town, 1995.

Johns, S. W. “"Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela".” Political Leaders of Contemporary African South of the Sahara: A Biographical Dictionary, edited by Harvey Glickman, Greenwood Press, Westport (Connecticut), 1992.

Johns, S. W. “"Southern Africa: Buffer States Without a Conventional Buffer System".” Buffer States in World Politics, edited by John Chay and Thomas E. Ross, Boulder: Westview Press, 1986.

Johns, S. W. “"The Parastatal Sector".” Administration in Zambia, edited by William Tordoff, Manchester University Press/University of Wisconsin Press, Manchester/Madison, 1980.

Johns, S. W. “"Opposition in Southern Africa: Segments, Linkages, and Cohesion".” Changing Politics in Southern Africa, edited by Ken Heard and Tim Shaw, University Press of America, Washington, 1977.

Johns, S. W. “"South African Communist Party".” Yearbook on International Communist Affairs, 1974.

Johns, S. W. “"Para-statal Bodies in Zambia: Problems and Prospects".” Problems Des Sociookonomischen Wandels in Dualistischen Wirtschaften - Das Beispeil Zambia, edited by Heidi Simonis and Udo Simonis, Gustav Fischer, Stuttgart, 1971.

Johns, S. W. “"Trade Union, Political Pressure Group, or Mass Movement: The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union of Africa".” Protest and Power in Black Africa, edited by Robert Rotberg and Ali Mazrui, Oxford University Press, New York, 1970.

Johns, S. W. “"Ohne Obach und Arbeit: Hunger und Armut in den Vereinigten Staaten".” Evangelische Komentare, Oct. 1988.

Johns, S. W. “"The Birth of the Communist Party of South Africa".” International Journal of African Historical Studies, no. 3, 1976.

Johns, S. W. “"The Comintern, South Africa and the Black Diaspora".” Review of Politics, vol. 2, Apr. 1975.

Riley, SW Johns with Richard. “"Local and District Councils - Should They Be Forgotten?".” Journal of Modern African Studies, no. 2, 1975.

Johns, S. W. “"The Thrust of Pretoria's African Policy of Dialogue".” The South Atlantic Quarterly, no. 2, 1973.

Johns, S. W. “"Obstacles to Guerrilla Warfare - A South African Case Study".” Journal of Modern African Studies, no. 2, 1973.

Johns, S. W. “"Botswana's Strategy for Development: An Assessment of Dependence in the Southern African Context".” The Journal of Commonwealth Political Studies, no. 1, 1973.

Johns, S. W. “"Sudafrika's Diplomatishcher Drang Nach Norden".” Europa Archiv (Bonn), no. 22, 1971.

Johns, S. W. “"The Birth of Non-White Unionism in South Africa".” Race (London), no. 2, 1967.

Johns, S. W. “"Ohne Obach und Arbeit: Hunger und Armut in den Vereinigten Staaten".” Evangelische Komentare, Oct. 1988.

Selected Grants

South Africia in Moscow - Documents from the Comintern Archives awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2000

(94-0222) The Comintern and South Africa awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996

(94-0581) The Comintern and South Africa - A Documentary History awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994

(93-0545) The Comintern and South Africa -- A Documentary History awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1993